Coal Giant Jim Justice Ordered To Cease Mining Operations In Tennessee

7/25/14 – Coal Giant Jim Justice Ordered to Cease Mining Operations in Tennessee –Billionaire’s subsidiaries face steep fines Knoxville, Tennessee – The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has issued 39 cessation orders against three Jim Justice owned companies in Tennessee. The subsidiaries in question – National Coal,…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities

7/11/14 Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Appalachian Waters and Communities – Court rejects coal industry’s challenge to Obama Administration’s effort to reign in mountaintop removal mining Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal appeals court sided with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a large coalition of…

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Environmental Organizations To Sue Companies Owned By Coal Giant Jim Justice For Clean Water Violations

06/19/14 – Environmental Organizations to Sue Companies Owned By Coal Giant Jim Justice for Clean Water Violations – Jim Justice subsidiaries caught violating permit limits and failing to report discharges Knoxville, Tennessee – Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) and Sierra Club have sent a series of “notice of intent to sue” letters…

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TDEC and SOCM Propose Fracking Regulations

Over the past two years, members of SOCM’s E3 Committee have worked together with members of the League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and Tennessee Clean Water Network to advocate for strong rules that would protect Tennessee’s drinking water supplies from oil and gas drilling…

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